How To Use a FLEX Menstrual Disc

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How To Use a FLEX Menstrual Disc

Remember the first time you used a tampon? FLEX is just as simple once you understand the steps. It may seem awkward to insert or remove at first, that’s okay!  Other women have also experienced that.

“I felt slightly intimidated at first like I did when I was first learning to use a tampon. But like tampons, it was super easy after I practiced a few times, and like tampons, now I don’t even have to think about it.” - Lindsey, 29, Austin, Texas

Here are some tips to help you get started:

  • Start your trial on a lighter flow day or at bedtime to get to know how your body works with FLEX
  • Unlike a tampon, when inserting FLEX, push back and down (not up) for proper placement
  • When removing FLEX, bear down with your pelvic muscles, which will help push FLEX into the vaginal canal, making it easier to reach with your finger
  • Keep FLEX horizontal (level to the floor) while removing
  • FLEX can be a bit messy while you’re learning to use it, so remove FLEX while sitting on the toilet or in the shower
  • With practice, removal becomes easier and less messy.

What is a FLEX menstrual disc?

FLEX is an innovative product called a menstrual disc. It was designed to solve many of the problems caused by traditional menstrual products such as tampons and pads.

FLEX was designed by women and works by collecting (rather than absorbing) menstrual fluid.

It’s disposable and worn for up to 12 hours of leak-free period protection. It can also be worn during intercourse for mess-free period sex.

Many women find that it's soft, flexible design helps to prevent cramps that are caused by tampons.

FLEX holds about 5 tampons worth of fluid and should not leak if inserted properly. It's designed to fit all women and can be worn during all of your normal activities, such as swimming or exercise. 

FLEX is FDA registered, hypoallergenic, and made without silicone or natural rubber latex.

It can be worn in conjunction with your preferred method of birth control, but it is important to note that FLEX is not a contraceptive nor does it protect against sexually transmitted infections.

Looking to decide for yourself? We have 3 plans that are designed to get the right amount of FLEX to your door no matter what your flow is.

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Is the period product for you?

Find out what product is best for your cycle

  • Your period
  • Your lifestyle
  • Your concerns

Typically, how many days is your period?

How heavy is your flow on your heaviest days?

When did your last period start?

How many weeks do you typically have between periods?

What period product do you use most frequently?

How disruptive can your period be to your life?

What bothers you most about having your period?

What is the one thing you wish you could change about your period?

  • < 2 Days
  • 3 Days
  • 4 Days
  • 5 Days
  • 6 Days
  • 7 Days
  • > 8 Days
LIGHT (1-2 tampons/day)
MEDIUM (3-4 tampons/day)
HEAVY (4-5 tampons/day)
  • < 2 Weeks
  • 3 Weeks
  • 4 Weeks
  • 5 Weeks
  • 6 Weeks
  • 7 Weeks
  • > 8 Weeks
Tampons
Pads
Cup
Discs
Period Panties
Others
Can’t get out of bed
Can’t do certain activities
I mostly feel uncomfortable
Just like any other day
I’m constantly running to the bathroom
I can’t sleep through the night
My work out routine is thrown off
I can’t have sex
I feel uncomfortable
Less cramping
Less odor
Fewer leaks
No risk of TSS
Less waste
If you’re not sure, choose MEDIUM.

All done!

What email would you like your results sent to?

Here is our pick for you!
plan type
Light plan $8
4 Discs per cycle per period
frequency
8 Discs every 2 months
Light Flow Starter Kit
Includes 8 discs + our Getting Started Guide

We will automatically ship 8 discs for $15 every two months starting on . We’ll remind you before we process the next order. You can pause or cancel anytime, online.

plan type
Medium plan $14
8 Discs per cycle per period
frequency
16 Discs every 2 months
Medium Flow Starter Kit
Includes 8 discs + our Getting Started Guide

We will automatically ship 16 discs for $27 every one month starting on . We’ll remind you before we process the next order. You can pause or cancel anytime, online.

plan type
plan $0
Discs per cycle per period
frequency
Discs every months
Flow Starter Kit
Includes discs + our Getting Started Guide

We will automatically ship discs for every starting on . We’ll remind you before we process the next order. You can pause or cancel anytime, online.

Try FLEX with some liners at first.

Sometimes you just feel better with a little backup. FLEX plus liners would be a great combination for you while you transition to FLEX to help guard against leaks until you get the hang of positioning FLEX.

Not ready for membership? Try just one FLEX.